Since the completion of the human genome project in 2006 scientists have been able to record our specific genes and SNP’s (Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms) in databases around the world. A SNP is a variant or difference in each of our genetic codes that make us unique. A SNP is not good or bad or right or wrong. Some have more sought after traits while others code for certain diseases. These SNP’s are inherited through our families bloodlines all the way back to our ancestors.
We all have 23 pairs of chromosomes which contain DNA. The DNA is broken down into base pairs and the codes make genes which help to create our bodies own unique instruction manual.
Today with companies like Ancestry.com we have the ability to get our own unique genetic code in the form of RAW data. The cost is very cheap compared to what it used to be, around $99 or less to order your test kit to get your RAW data.
We are the first generation of humans that have the ability to look into their own unique genes to understand how they effect our health and biochemistry.
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